No Western leader has taken more action against leftist billionaire George Soros than Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
During a speech in Romania last July Orban unleashed on Soros and the European Union, accusing them of wanting to “Muslimize Europe.”
In April Victor Orban won a third term as Czech prime minister.
On Tuesday the foundation run by George Soros announced they were pulling out of Hungary.
The country’s nationalist leaders were “increasing repressive.”
The Soros organization was very upset that the Hungarian leaders were not suicidal like the rest of Europe.
The announcement Tuesday that a foundation run by US-Hungarian liberal billionaire George Soros will quit Hungary puts the spotlight once again on the favourite whipping boy of Western nationalists.
Over three decades since it began, Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) threw in the towel, citing Hungary’s “increasingly repressive political and legal environment”.
The organisation’s departure will be poignant for the 87-year-old financier-cum-philanthropist who emigrated from Hungary after World War II.
In recent years Hungary’s fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who himself received a Soros scholarship to study at Oxford, has accused Soros of orchestrating Europe’s migration crisis.
But the anti-Soros rhetoric is far from being limited to just Hungary.
Soros, listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s richest men, is accused by nationalists around the globe not just of stoking immigration but also of backing coups, sponsoring protests, and seeking to push a liberal, multicultural agenda.